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Re: simulating <br>

From: Daniel Glazman <glazou_2000@yahoo.fr>
Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2000 17:40:19 +0200
Message-ID: <39F6FEE3.9010108@yahoo.fr>
To: Vincent Lefevre <vincent+www@vinc17.org>
CC: www-style@w3.org
Vincent Lefevre wrote:

>> Then your expectations are unreasonable. A line break is precisely that 
>> (not some collapsing block margin concoction), and there is no 
>> justification for their collapsing.
> A line break isn't a blank line. So, several <BR> should give a line
> break, not blank lines.

Désolé Vincent, but this is not a question of semantics. It
is a question of common practice. Dozens of millions of web
pages have been published where multiple-<BR> equals

BR is what people expect it to be. I don't think that any
browser/editor vendor will ever run against that, at least
for HTML ;-)


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